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Patron of the Jazz Festival and a distinctively melodic trumpeter, Digby Fairweather has taken up a sequence of causes during his long career. As well as leading such bands as the Great British Jazz Band and his ever-popular Half Dozen, Digby has devoted himself to broadcasting, writing, the National Jazz Archive and, most recently, the Jazz Centre UK in Southend. This year’s new project is a new jazz club, Jazz at the Sands, in Southend which opened in April. Birmingham patrons can be expected to enjoy Digby’s bubbling personality and encyclopaedic knowledge as well as his trumpet playing.


You can catch Digby Fairweather at the following performances and talks:


Friday 15th July Hippodrome Square (with Chase Jazzmen) 17:00
Saturday 16th July Brindleyplace (with Chase Jazzmen) 17:30
Sunday 17th July The Brasshouse (with Chase Jazzmen) 15:00
Monday 18th July Alexandra Theatre, The Piano Bar (with Eureka Jazz Band) 18:00